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William Edward Bland

William Edward Bland, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:04 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on December 21, 1928 in Taylorville, IL the son of Thomas J. and Julia (Smith) Bland Sr. He married Glenna H. Hubler on August 11, 1951 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and she preceded him in death. Bill worked as a Dairy Farmer for Jeff Bland Dairy, Material Supervisor at Hopper Paper Company and he retired from the Taylorville Street Department.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL, Knights of Columbus and was a social member of the VFW post #4495.

He is survived by his Sons: Jeffrey M. (Janet) Bland of Taylorville, IL; Dennis E. (Kelly) Bland of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Sabrina Bland, Sadie Furman, Will Bland and Polly Bland; Great-Grandchildren: Aaron, Andrew and Lucy Furman; Liam and Oliver Bland; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Brother Thomas J. Bland Jr. and Sister Patricia Jenkins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Msgr. David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School 422 S Washington St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Red Bland Little League C/O: Chuck Stub 1206 W. Sherman St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mr. Bland was a character. I always enjoyed my visits with him. Not sure if he enjoyed them, could never tell!! Peace & Love to all The Blands at this dificult time. May God Bless & keep him safe with Glenna until you all can be together again!

Kerry Ward May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Jeff, So sorry to hear about your dad. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him all those years at the mill.

Dave Tolliver May 28 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 28 2019 12:00 AM

Dennis & Family I am so sorry for your loss, prayers to you all at this time. I will miss seeing your dad on the corner every morning as I am on my way to work
Maureen Kennedy Hoover

Maureen Hoover May 28 2019 12:00 AM

A WARM SMILE was ordered on May 26, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Bland

Jill Slinker May 25 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent on May 24, 2019

I will miss your strength and support. Love to you all, Janice Ann

Expression of Sympathy May 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Bland

Patsy Barry May 22 2019 12:00 AM

Dennis and Jeff and the rest of the family, my deepest condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg Francis May 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Bland

Cheryl Croft May 21 2019 12:00 AM

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